American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association is self described as “Member Driven. Science Based. Patient Focused.” At this site, you can find information on different mental health topics or groups that may be affected, as well as information on how to cope with mental illness and even specific scenarios, like getting through the holiday stress. They also address the issue of stigma, and remind us all that we cannot blame those with mental illness for their illness, and help us figure out how we can get help for those who need it.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Alliance on Mental Illness aims to provide support for people across the country dealing with various mental illnesses. They provide information on treatment for mental illnesses as well as support groups and information on where to find your local NAMI chapter. This site covers a wide array of illnesses and groups who may need help, and is dedicated to providing support and advocating for those who need support.
Mental Health America
Whether your concern is bipolar disorder or another mental health concern, Mental Health America is designed to help. This group deals with educating and advocating and also provides a support community for people to join. No matter what you’re looking for, this is a great place to start.
Helping Loved Ones with Bipolar Disorder
Don’t have bipolar disorder, but know someone in your life who is affected? You can go here for resources on how to help your loved one and how to cope with what you yourself are experiencing. Your support is vital to your loved ones facing this disorder, but this website is for when you need support also.
Peer to Peer Bipolar Support
Brought to you by the Harbor of Refuge Organization, this site is intended to provide a support network for those living with bipolar disorder and contains resources for phone and e-mail support as well as some self-care strategies such as ensuring you establish and maintain a support network.
Facing Us – An Online Wellness Resource
Facing Us is self described as online home for wellness. Brought to you by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, this website provides everything from a personal wellness tracker and journal to wellness tips to help you lead a healthy, happy life.
Ever wonder if there’s other people out there who feel the way you do? The DBSA is there to help. Whether you’re in a crisis, recently diagnosed, or just want to know how to help out a friend, as they say “We’ve been there. We can help.”
An interesting article about being bipolar in college, this presents not only some statistics about various perceptions and beliefs, but also suggestions for if you are living bipolar in college. One great piece of advice is to find out about peer counseling, support groups, or other resources on campus. And great news, Harvard is full of these resources! Some include the Bureau of Study Counsel on Linden Street, Mental Health Services at UHS, Room 13 in Thayer, and many others! For more information on resources available for anything ranging from stress to bipolar disorder, check out Harvard Resources tab located at the top of this page.
Check out this great website, Bipolar Hope, regarding everything related to living with bipolar disorder – from tips on management to tips on dating with bipolar disorder! It’s a great website with a great positive message!